Using Soy Can Benefit Your Health…But Not How You Think: Soy-based Air Filters

Using Soy Can Benefit Your Health…But Not How You Think: Soy-based Air Filters

Agricultural crops, such as corn or soybeans, are increasingly used in non-food applications, particularly among companies looking to up their sustainability cred with biodegradable or bio-based products. One such innovation is soy air filters, which use biodegradable soy protein and bacterial cellulose to filter particulate matter. Learn more about the future of these products.

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Sears Crafts Deal to Shed its Craftsman Legacy Brand

Sears Crafts Deal to Shed its Craftsman Legacy Brand

On January 5, 2017, Sears announced that it would sell its famed Craftsman tools brand to Stanley Black & Decker. This deal reflects the shifting US retail market and perhaps also the decline of Sears. However, for Stanley Black & Decker, it marks a major opportunity to expand its already significant share of the US tool market and move into new retail channels.

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Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Trends in cosmetics packaging design for 2017 emphasize luxury and convenience across many retail channels. A Freedonia Group expert and a marketing coordinator at a consumer products packaging producer weigh in.

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Polyurethane Memory Foam: A Tale of Two Densities

Polyurethane Memory Foam:  A Tale of Two Densities

How have advances in polyurethane memory foam impacted the mattress market? What do changes in mattress preferences of consumers mean for polyurethane suppliers?